A majority of the Arsenal players are not pleased with the club having to lay off a number of staff despite all the pay-cuts taken.
Arsenal were the only Premier League club to impose a pay cut – but they are still having to make redundancies.
Out of those 55 staff includes the head of international recruitment for Arsenal, Francis Cagigao. He was credited with discovering the likes of Hector Bellerin and Cesc Fabregas during Arsene Wenger’s reign.
A report from The Athletic has now revealed that a number of Arsenal players want proper clarity from the club’s board regarding the current situation.
Back in April, the North London side agreed a 12.5% pay cut with players and staff of the first team. The aim of this was to help the club cope with other financial issues as well as keeping the jobs of other employees intact.
That pay-cut has now been reduced to 7.5% following their qualification for the Europa League.
However, the report claims a number of Arsenal players feel ‘betrayed’ by the club’s latest action and will seek proper clarity to know what’s going on.
The decision from the Gunners has seen a lot of outrage from the club’s fans and neutrals alike. It is harder to comprehend given the club is run by billionaire owner Stan Kroenke with a reported net worth of $8.3 billion.
In their defense, Arsenal claims that they need to make cuts and necessary measures to streamline the running of the club and keep it ‘successful.’